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The Stress Free Road to Christmas - 20 Stylish Gifts for Grown Ups

18/11/2011 22:56 GMT | Updated 18/01/2012 10:12 GMT

2011-11-17-bag.jpg If, like me, you leave 'it' until the last minute you'll know how stressful it can be. Panic lists, crowds, panic buys, crowds, panic attacks...CROWDS. Come Christmas Eve, whilst my smug, organised friends are relaxing by the tree sipping mulled wine, I'm the one running up and down Oxford Street, crying. Not this year though. No, this year I'm doing my Christmas shopping online.

With five weeks to go, this weekend is the time to start ordering. Here are some suggestions to help you along.

Under £300

Raoul, Marianne nappa leather bag £275

www.matchesfashion.com

Smythson, Brown Mara leather iPad sleeve £215

www.smythson.com

2011-11-17-goldbird.jpg Halfpenny London, Gold-plated bird chain £242

Another beautiful, must-have creation from designer to the stars, Kate Halfpenny.

www.halfpennylondon.com

Under £200

Aromatherapy Associates spa day £150

A day of pampering at the Aromatherapy Associates spanking new boutique Spa in Knightsbridge.

www.aromatherapyassociates.com

Gaggia, Espresso Pure Coffee Maker £170

www.heals.com

Tom Ford, Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum, 50ml £120

www.harrods.com

Under £100

2011-11-17-helicopter2.jpg Virgin Experience Day from £50

Supercar driving, sky diving, hot air balloon rides.

www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk

Remote controlled i-Helicopter £69.95

Remote controlled from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

www.harrods.com

Jo Malone, Cologne Collection £62

A luxurious collection of 5 different colognes, which you can combine to create your own scent. Jo Malone offer a 'tasting menu' in all of their boutiques. You can learn how to combine scents, receive a complimentary hand and arm massage, and a glass of champagne.

www.jomalone.co.uk

Under £50

2011-11-17-lmlf_cover.jpgChristian Louboutin, The Book £47

www.amazon.co.uk

Horse hip flask £26.40

www.flaskstore.com

Love Music, Love Food £30

A combination of recipes, photographs and interviews from rock stars, including Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Roger Daltrey and Paloma Faith in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

www.lovemusiclovefood.org

2011-11-17-Furlagoldteddybearcharm.jpg Elemis for Men, Superstar Grooming Kit £45

www.timetospa.co.uk

Furla, Gold Teddy Bear Charm £40

www.fortnumandmason.com

Hotel du Vin voucher from £50

The nationwide luxury chain do a great Sunday

Night Deal: Spend £75 in the bistro and get a room

from £10

www.hotelduvin.com

Under £20

2011-11-17-Large_Chocolate_Shoe.jpg Choco Rico, Strawberry and Cream Chocolate Shoe £10.50

www.heals.co.uk

Rituals, Under a Fig Tree scented candle £13.90

www.ritualsstore.com

Hot Dog Hand Warmers £6

www.heals.co.uk

Under £5

2011-11-17-IHateChristmasSantaBall.jpg I Hate Christmas santa ball £4

www.theinsideman.co.uk